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Workplace interventions to reduce wood dust exposures in the joinery and furniture making industry

The aims of this project are:

  1. To conduct a literature review on workplace interventions intended to reduce airborne dust exposures.
  2. To conduct exposure measurements in joinery and furniture factories to identify peak inhalable dust exposures during specific work tasks using real time video exposure monitoring.
  3. To conduct exposure measurements in joinery and furniture factories to evaluate the efficacy of particular interventions on peak inhalable dust exposures.
  4. To conduct an occupational hygiene assessment to assess control measures currently in place and their efficacy.
  5. To develop, implement and evaluate a full intervention strategy for joinery and furniture factories based on the findings of the sub-studies described above

October 2009

COLLABORATORS

  • Professor Vivi Schlünssen
  • Professor Torben Sigsgaard
  • Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Professor Hans Kromhout
  • Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Professor James McGlothlin
  • Purdue University, IN, USA
  • Associate Professor Tony LaMontagna
  • University of Melbourne, Australia

FUNDING

  • Health Research Council of New Zealand

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